In this week’s discussion we looked at:
- What is Jealousy? How does it compare to envy?
- Is there a difference in how we handle our own jealousy vs. a partner’s jealousy?
- What is compersion?
- What leads to either?
- What do they LOOK like, in one’s actions?
- Is jealousy every healthy or appropriate?
- Is compersion ever unhealthy or inappropriate?
- Is compersion needed?
- What to do when jealousy strikes / how to foster compersion?
- Can you unlearn jealousy / internalize Compersion?
Transcript & Video.
I specialize in open, nonmonogamous relationships such as polyamory and swinging, alternative lifestyles such as kink / BDSM, LGBT+, and secular or alternative faiths such as paganism. Trying to live more freely and authentically can be hard. Some struggle feeling something is wrong with them. Some people have just been polybombed, the love of their life seeming to say they’re not enough. Others, having taken the leap can’t seem to stop fighting. Feeling isolated, scared, tired, and like they're going to lose everything.
Take a moment to imagine your life as it could be in a few months. You are in love, all over again. With your partner, a new partner, yourself, and how you live. Accepted for who you are, allowed to love in a way that feels natural, you are excited about your new life.
Coming into alternative worlds, I saw people go to amazing therapists who just didn’t understand. I watched friends spend the first few sessions teaching very experienced counsellors the vocabulary of their lifestyles. I believe you deserve a therapist that understands. If you live differently and want a therapist that can hear you, message or call me.
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